Loyola University Maryland


Michiko Iwasaki, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

Office: BE 228
Telephone: 410-617-2743
Email: MIwasaki@loyola.edu


  • A.A. (Home Economics), Soai College, Osaka, Japan
  • B.A. (Psychology), Maryville University
  • M.A. (Clinical Psychology), Southern Illinois University
  • Graduate Certificate (Gerontology), Southern Illinois University
  • Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology), Ball State University
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of Washington School of Medicine

Scholarly Interests:

Minority mental health, geropsychology, inter-racial couples, family caregiving, long-term care, positive psychology, community participatory research, and social justice.

Representative Publications:

Thai, C.J., Lyons, H.Z., Lee, M.R., & Iwasaki, M. (2017). Microaggressions and self-esteem in emerging Asian Americans adults: The moderating role of racial socialization. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 8: 83-93. doi.org/10.1037/aap0000079

Iwasaki, M., Thai, C.J., & Lyons, H.Z. (2016). Perceptions of societal microaggressions in Japanese American women married to White American men. Journal of Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 5: 180-196. doi.org/10.1037/cfp0000065

Iwasaki, M., Pierson, M.E., Madison, D., & McCurry, S.M., (2015). Long-term-care planning and preferences among Japanese American baby boomers: A comparison to Non-Japanese Americans. The Journal of Geriatrics and Gerontology International, 15: 1-11. doi: 10.1111/ggi.12601

Zucchero, R.A., Iwasaki, M., Lewis, M. M., Lee, JY., & Robbins, M. (2014). Social
justice training within geropsychology: Using non-traditional pedagogies to cultivate a future competent workforce. The Counseling Psychologist, 42(7): 946-971. doi.org/10.1177/0011000014540342

Iwasaki, M., & Brown, A. (2014). Qualitative application of Schwartz et al.’s Acculturation Model: A sample of Japanese American women. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 5(4): 325-334. doi.org/10.1037/a0035949

Course Offerings:

PY243: Adult Development
PY244: Lifespan Development
PY620: Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
PY621: Principles & Practice of Psychotherapy
PY644: Advanced Human Development

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For Carolyn Barry, Ph.D., professor of psychology and associate dean of social sciences and graduate programs within Loyola College, her goal is to engage students the moment they walk on campus